A Philadelphia judge has green-lighted a breach of contract claim against Morgan Lewis & Bockius alleging that the plaintiffs' reliance on the firm's advice led to federal criminal prosecution for violating the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba. At issue was whether the plaintiffs' guilty pleas barred their claims against the firm. The court found "that the public interest is served where attorneys are held accountable for providing their clients with bad legal advice."
Judge: Contract Claim Against Morgan Lewis Can Go Forward
The Legal Intelligencer
February 2, 2005
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